VPN icon is killing me

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by phonemonkey, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. phonemonkey macrumors regular

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    #1
    I am getting frustrated with this icon for VPN that appears next to my telephone icon in my menu bar. A buddy of mine played with internet connect, and it appeared. We deleted the vpn configurations (which never got completed) went to preferences and made sure vpn was out of there too and now I can't figure it out. Also when this happened Network appeared as an option for the startup disk. Unless I overlooked it, I never noticed this as a startup folder before. In any event my computer is now trying to initalize and connect to a network during boot sequence and it is taking 2x as long to load. Can someone help please, I am on 10.3 btw.
     
  2. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    2 things that might work:

    - first, delete the VPN-connection from your network port configurations in the 'system preferences" (delete, not just deactivate) - it's not enough to delete it from the "internet connect"-panel.

    - second, simply choose the HD as your startup disk (it might not be selected yet.)

    vSpacken
     
  3. thecow macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Hold down the apple key and drag it off of the menu bar.
     
  4. phonemonkey thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    As I mentioned in the post I already have deleted vpn from everywhere and I did get it out of the port configurations the only thing I have left is the icon and I am going to try that apple key thing as soon as I get home. As for the startup folder OS X is selected but it still tries to initialize a network for nearly 20 seconds. I think that is the most frustrating. thanks
     
  5. vollspacken macrumors 65816

    vollspacken

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    #5
    did you unselect "NetInfo" from Directory Services? if it's selected, it causes a startup delay...

    vSpacken
     

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